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Sati Mookherjee



Sati Mookherjee

Sati Mookherjee is the author of the poetry collections Eye (Ravenna Press, 2022) and Ways of Being (winner of the Albiso Award, MoonPath Press, 2023). A third collection, Deś, set among the South Asian diaspora community in Whatcom County, is forthcoming in 2025 (Pulley Press). Her collaborations with contemporary classical composers have been performed or recorded by ensemble (The Esoterics, Contemporary Chamber Composers and Players) and solo musicians (Hope Wechkin, Leaning Toward the Fiddler, Ravello Records). Her work appears in literary magazines and anthologies and has been awarded an Artist Trust/ Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship Award. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Sati is the past board president of the Whatcom Community Foundation, and was a founding board member of CommunityWise Bellingham. She presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival.

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In Sati Mukherjee’s poems “paying attention is a sacred act.” Whether it’s her grandfather’s memoirs or a neighbor child burying “his deciduous teeth,” the act of prayer and the gaze of the scientist converge,  “sound swells. The sky/ comes closer” “Everything turns inside-out “ “internal climate as well as the natural world”” organized in these concentric circles” – eyes and orbits, cornoas, rings, loops of prayer beads  ” re-enter the visible world “clear, with edges – to billow/into becoming” “oridinary things turned holy”

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Books (for purchase):

Ways of Being (Moonath Press, 2023)

Eye (Ravenna Press, 2022)

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